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The Dune Eco Beach Hotel

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
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Ranked #25 of 57 hotels in Pondicherry
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pune, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome experience..this is my third time in a span of 1 year of my stay at chennai. Very courteous and helpful staffs and literally an Eco friendly place to unwind and relax over the weekend... minimum of 3 days of stay would be ideal if you really want to explore and enjoy all the offerings what they have to offer... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is definitely past it sell by date. The service is poor and property is badly maintained. We went with four other families over long weekend. Sample this - arrived at the resort 3pm ...all tired in pondy's sultry heat ; forget about a welcome drink nobody offered us a glass of water!! And just so that you know... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never imagined such a huge place Eco-friendly near Pondicherry (Pondy) and hardly 2 hours escape from Chennai (a.k.a Madras). They provide different types of rooms (Check their web-site). We took Baywatch room, which was facing the sea. Could not see sun-rise as it was cloudy for the entire duration we stayed. Room we stayed had bamboo floors, thatched roof. It... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Normally, i read the negative reports from TripAdvisor, before zeroing in on a hotel or resort. Eco-Dune was no exception. Reading the negative reports keep your expectations grounded and honest. We wanted a quick but quiet get-away. The concept of Eco-Dune appealed to us, as against a regular 4 or 5 star hotel/resort, and thanks to the Trip Advisor reviews,... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to dune a few times now and this is one of the best resorts we have stayed. Each room is unique and is private. You need to have right expectation when you go there. It will not be contemporary with modern flair. Lot of traditional values are maintained and the whole place is green. It is lovely... More

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If, differntly themed rooms lined with lizards, centipedes, spiders and other unrecognisable insects, dusty floors, tables and chairs connected to the walls with spiderwebs, unkempt property with overgrown grass, meals with hundereds of flies swarming ur food and unapologetic service is your idea of holiday then Dune surely is the place for u. We booked dune after reading rave reviews... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been to this place many times. Every stay of mine gives me a perfect holiday here. The trees are growing and this place is taking shape of what the owners must have thought years back.it is not easy to maintain Eco balance and requirement of modern days tourist but here in Dune they are quite successful. Although beach... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed at this hotel when it had opened , years ago. This is just an overpriced hotel. Never would go back. Food is lousy, not much to say about the service, a big cement hole called a pool which was painted not tiled. Try as much to be rustic it just feels so fake and is very obvious.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

had been to the Dune this weekend, and hell ya what an experince it was. we stayes at the baywatch room. staying in this kind of room was a differnt kind of experience since there are no AC. the rooms were well maintained and eco friendly. the staff were very helpfull and corteous. the Pool is just amazing. the sea... More

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is the second time I have been there with the family, and if you are looking for a relaxing, slow paced break, with the sound of the ocean in the background, then this is it!!! Great pool and very friendly staff, especially the manager Uma. Its a eco rustic feel with the ocean minutes away. Plenty for the kids... More

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Address: Keelputhupet | Via Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 605014, India
Location: India > Union Territory of Pondicherry > Pondicherry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Dune Eco Beach Hotel 3.5*
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The Dune Beach Village

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Our village is designed for travelers who are looking for a place for a long, leisurely stay surrounded by tranquility, peace, and comfort. This 25-acre eco-friendly beach village features uniquely designed bungalows and cottages, a swimming pool, a tennis court and 700m of pristine beach. The Dune welcomes guests all through the year. We aim to create an environment "to live in harmony with nature and men". ... more   less 
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